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$ 10 Million— Bounty or what ?

‘Pakistan state system will never allow prosecution of Hafeez Saeed’ Pakistan military expert Ayesha Siddiqa tells Kunal Majumder that US’ bounty announcement on Mumbai 26/11 attack accused Hafeez Saeed is part of the larger negotiation between Pakistan and the US on Afghanistan How do you read into the announcement of $10 million bounty on Hafeez … Continue reading

Editorial: Inventing an independent foreign policy

Editorial : Inventing an independent Foreign Policy Rasheed Hasan Khan More than six decades after the birth of Pakistan, the powers that be, have deemed it expedient to re-formulate the foreign policy of Pakistan. The reasons for this change of heart, albeit belated, is not difficult to see. The foreign policy, which the most allied … Continue reading

Looking Back at History

Looking back at history InpaperMagzine Reviewed by M. Abul Fazl It’s a delightful discourse as Ashfaq Mirza in Phalsafa-i-Tareekh examines our political problems, one by one, combining a soft expression with profound analyses. For example, history does not pronounce moral judgments; left-wing intellectuals are mired in fancy new sociological terms while the workers are lost; … Continue reading

The Global Arms Complex

on Sunday, March 25, 2012 by The Progressive New Report Shows Extent of Global Arms Complex by Amitabh Pal There are few things as infuriating as the annual report by one of my favorite research organizations. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute released on March 19 its yearly global arms report, with data showing that … Continue reading

NGO’s :The missionaries of Empire.

NGOs: The Missionaries of Empire by Devon DB Non-governmental organizations are an increasingly important part of the 21st century international lanscape performing a variety of humanitarian tasks pertaining inter alia to issues of poverty, the environment and civil libertites.However, there is a dark side to NGOs. They have been and are currently being used as … Continue reading

Structural crisis needs structural change

Structural Crisis Needs Structural Change István Mészáros István Mészáros is professor emeritus at the University of Sussex, where he held the Chair of Philosophy for fifteen years. His book, Marx’s Theory of Alienation, was awarded the Isaac Deutscher Prize in 1970. He is also author of Beyond Capital, Socialism or Barbarism, The Structural Crisis of … Continue reading

Rediscovering American Poverty

Published on Thursday, March 15, 2012 by TomDispatch.com Rediscovering American Poverty How We Cured “The Culture of Poverty,” Not Poverty Itself by Barbara Ehrenreich It’s been exactly 50 years since Americans, or at least the non-poor among them, “discovered” poverty, thanks to Michael Harrington’s engaging book The Other America. If this discovery now seems a … Continue reading

Afghanistan and American Imperialism

Published on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 by The Guardian/UK Afghanistan and American Imperialism Afghans have been excluded from the judicial process after the shooting that left 16 dead. No wonder anti-US feeling is growing by Glenn Greenwald US army staff sergeant Robert Bales is accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan villagers, including nine children, and then … Continue reading

Dengue — Control through G.M. mosquito

Enviro Groups Fear “Dangerously Misguided” Plan to Unleash Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Company insists plan is “environment-friendly,” that genetic modification is “a well-understood, safe technology” – Common Dreams staff The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is having a town hall meeting tonight about a plan to release genetically modified mosquitoes in order to control the population … Continue reading

Oil — Why high prices are here to stay

Published on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 by TomDispatch.com A Tough-Oil World: Why High Gas Prices Are Here to Stay Twenty-First Century Oil Will Break the Bank — and the Planet by Michael T. Klare Oil prices are now higher than they have ever been — except for a few frenzied moments before the global economic … Continue reading